Human Services Learn more about our Certificates and Degrees Human Services Generalist Course DescriptionsSchedule of Classes Human Services (HS) HS-100: Introduction to Human Services [ Fall Term | 3 - credits ] This course will focus on the interpersonal skills, personal values, attitudes and knoweledge necessary to become an effective human services worker. Also covers the history of human service work in the US, and the current status of social service provision. Required for Human Services Generalist degree. HS-103: Ethics for Human Service Workers [ Winter Term | 2 - credits ] Explores the professional issues students will face when in a helping relationship. Introduces the professional code of ethics associated with the helping professions. Addresses solving ethical dilemmas using professional guidelines. Topics include client rights, confidentiality, professional boundaries, legal issues in helping, competence, and cultural diversity. HS-130: Introduction to Hospice Care [ Not Offered Every Term | 3 - credits ] For individuals, families, and professionals interested in learning about hospice care for the terminally ill. Issues include death, dying, and bereavement, with attention to psycho-social need, pain and symptom control, delivery of medical care, family dynamics, and philosophical and ethical questions. Required to become a Hospice Volunteer. HS-154: Community Resources [ Winter Term | 3 - credits ] Explores local community social service resources. Identifies services, eligibility criteria, mission, policies, politics of agencies, identification of client needs, various referral processes, and historical, political and social trends. HS-156: Introductory Interviewing Skills [ Spring Term | 3 - credits ] Provides the specific techniques required for entry-level interviewing in human service settings. Addresses issues raised in working with clients from diverse backgrounds. HS-160: Introduction to Victim Advocacy [ Not Offered Every Term | 4 - credits ] This basic course will teach skills to work with a diverse array of crime victims. Course will cover the history of victim rights in Oregon and the US, and current policies and practices. HS-165: Activity Director [ Not Offered Every Term | 3 - credits ] Provides training for activity directors in long-term care and residential facilities. Focuses on therapeutic activities to promote continual growth and development in residents. HS-165: Activity Programs in Long Term Care Facilities [ Not Offered Every Term | 3 - credits ] Provides training for activity professionals in long-term care and residential facilities. Focuses on creating person-centered programs that provide meaningful activities for adults of all levels of cognitive ability. Includes federal guidelines for activities, as well as documentation. Course fulfills requirements for basic certification in the State of Oregon for Activity Professionals. HS-170: Preparation for Field Experience in Human Services [ Spring Term | 3 - credits ] Exploration of Human Services in the workplace and organizations, including work stress, supervision, ethics, cultural diversity, and social responsibility. Prerequisite to Human Services CWE courses. HS-211: HIV, TB & Infectious Diseases [ Winter Term | 1 - credits ] This course will explore the relationship between substance abuse and infectious diseases, and discuss methods for reducing transmission of these diseases. Topics will include HIV/AIDS, tuberculousis, hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections. Course will provide students with techniques for assisting clients with assessing risk, practicing harm reduction, and evaluating treatment options. HS-216: Group Counseling Skills [ Spring Term | 3 - credits ] This course provides students with strategies and skills for group work with a variety of clients. Explores leadership styles and skills, group formation and stages, and the ethics of working with groups. Will address knowledge needed to develop, run, and evaluate groups for a variety of human service topics, including substance abuse. Theories of therapeutic group work will also be discussed. HS-256: Advanced Interviewing Skills With Theory [ Fall Term | 3 - credits ] This course is designed to help human service students further develop and deepen their skills and understanding of interviewing in the human service field. Course will build on skills learned in HS-156, incorporating the use of behavior change theories to guide the helping process. Prerequisite: Completion of HS-156 with a C or better. HS-260: Victim Advocacy & Assistance [ Fall Term | 4 - credits ] Provides basic skills for working with a diverse group of crime victims, including, but not limited to, victims of homicide, sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence. Topics covered include: theories of victimology, victim's rights evolution, crisis intervention, stress reactions and post-traumatic stress syndrome. HS-280: Human Services Generalist I: CWE/ Practicum [ Fall Term | 2 - 6 credits ] Cooperative Work Experience. Supervised experience in human services including but not limited to: social service; early childhood care; criminal/juvenile justice; gerontology; and other occupations. Required: Instructor consent. Prerequisite: HS-170 (except Career Development Facilitator certificate students). Corequisite: CWE-281. HS-281: Human Services Generalist II/CWE [ Winter Term | 2 - 6 credits ] Cooperative Work Experience level II. Supervised experience in human services including but not limited to: social service; early childhood care; criminal/juvenile justice; gerontology; and other related occupations. Required: Instructor consent. Prerequisite: HS-170. Corequisite: CWE-281. HS-282: Human Services Generalist III: CWE/ Practicum [ Spring Term | 2 - 6 credits ] Cooperative Work Experience level III. Supervised experience in human services including but not limited to: social service; early childhood care; criminal/juvenile justice; gerontology, and other related occupations. Required: Instructor consent. Prerequisite: HS-170. Corequisite: CWE-281.